Concord Theatricals Acquires I’M GONNA MARRY YOU TOBEY MAGUIRE


Tessa Albertson | Photo: Evan Zimmerman

Alex Mecklosky
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January 30, 2024 11:45 AM

Ring those wedding bells. The exclusive worldwide English-speaking stage licensing rights to Samantha Hurley’s I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire have been acquired by Concord Theatricals. The play, which will be licensed and published through its Samuel French imprint, is now available for all markets in North America. 

“A playwright can’t ask for much more than having their play be a part of such an iconic catalog like Samuel French, It’s truly a pinch-me honor to be able to have my very first show championed by the incredible team at Concord Theatricals. I can’t wait to have this silly, kooky play reach audiences all over the world.” says Hurley, the show's playwright. 

To cope with the absence of her father, neglect of her mother, and ridicule by her classmates, eighth-grader Shelby Hinkley has put all of her time and energy into the only thing that matters in 2004: Spiderman. When leading a devout online fan club proves insufficient to her needs, Shelby decides to risk it all for love, kidnap famous actor Tobey Maguire and marry him in her basement. Her fantasies of happily ever after start to crumble as she realizes Tobey may not be the charismatic, heartthrob actor she thinks she knows. A Y2K farce, I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire is a full-throttle explosion of our para-social relationships and the obsessions that detonate them.

I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire, written by Samantha Hurley, made its world premiere at Nancy Manocherian’s The Cell Theatre in July of 2023 in a completely sold-out run. The production was directed by Tyler Struble and led by Tessa Albertson, Scott Thomas and Janae Robinson as “Brenda Dee Cankles.”

The complete creative team included Scenic and Costume Designer Rodrigo Hernandez Mtz., Lighting Designer Matt Lazarus, Sound Designer Nina Field, Stage Manager Kacey Bradshaw, Casting Director Joseph Hayes, Associate Producer Matt Krauss and Lead Producer Jacob Stuckelman.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!